Iconic and Unique Chairs Design By Famous Furniture Designers

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Homedecoy – Various designs which are phenomenal and unique chairs actually have started popping up since 1920. Many of the unique chairs from that year still survive until today.

Indeed, although the creator of the design of the chairs had died, but the chairs are still used and revered to this day. Here are the results of the maestro furniture:

Eames lounge chair and ottoman

Eames lounge chair and ottoman is an iconic design and is very popular. This unique chairs is the result of the work of famous furniture designers Charles and Ray Eames. Not only “just” decorate living rooms and workspaces around the world, Eames chair are now also “live” in museums such as MOMA, New York and the Art Institute of Chicago. In addition, various documentaries and books have been dedicated to this chair.

Eames chairs by Famous Furniture Designers Eames
Eames Lounge Chair and ottoman made of molded plywood and leather, designed by Charles and Ray Eames for the Herman Miller furniture company

Eames chair first appeared on the television show Arlene Francis “Home” on NBC channel in the United States in 1956. After that, over time, Eames chairs are not just limited to the material and the initial design.

Eames chair is also available in white pearl. This chair has a metal component covered white finish that accentuates the aluminum accents on the seat base.

White Ash Eames Lounge Chair & Ottoman - Unique chairs
White Ash Eames® Lounge Chair & Ottoman

Today, though richer in terms of design variations, Eames chair manufacturers remain concerned with the quality and comfort of the seat.

Barcelona Chair Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Another unique chair was designed by famous furniture designers Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich. Initially, the seat was created for the German Pavilion at the International Exposition in 1929. Then, the seat frame was designed back in 1950 using stainless steel.

Unique chairs by Famous Furniture Designers Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich
The Barcelona chair is a chair designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich

Seats Production is housed in the United States and Europe. Since 1953, Knoll company holds exclusive rights to manufacture and market the product. So, if you want a seat, you will find the signature logo KnollStudio and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in each unit chair.

Retail price of these chairs reached 7740 U.S. dollars and are available in a variety of colors and special seats for children.

Eames Lounge Chair Wood (LCW)

Eames Lounge Chair Wood
known as Low Chair Wood or Eames Plywood Lounge Chair)

Eames Lounge Chair Wood or known as Low Chair Wood is a work of famous furniture designers Charles and Ray Eames. Simple chair that has a low-sized feet are designed to use technology to print plywood (plywood)  developed by Eames before and during World War II.

eames lounge chair wood lcw 3d model

Risom lounge chair

This special chair is designed by famous furniture designers Jens Risom in 1941. this Relax chair is made from maple and walnut. This chair has a natural look and is very stylish Scandinavian available in cotton and nylon to be the chair holder.

Jens Risom Lounge Chair
Jens Risom Lounge Chair

These unique chairs are also produced by Knoll, and available a variety of colors and materials. Sitting on this chair means you’re sitting on a woven material.

The creator, Jens Risom, a Danish-born man who received his education in his home country. He was working as a furniture and interior designer in Copenhagen, precisely in the office of architect Ernst Kuhn. In 1939 he immigrated to the United States and designed one of the Knoll collection. After World War II, he opened his own company.


According to the official website of the manufacturer of iconic chairs Knoll.com, “The Butterfly Chair” (“Butterfly Chair”), or the work of the Hardoy Chair Ferrari-Hardoy Jorge. Grupo Austral introduced their first leather seats made from animal skin and iron sheets coated at Salon de Artistas Decoradores Third in Buenos Aires in 1940. Although introduced in the group, the proficiency level suggested that Hardoy chair is the private work of Ferrari-Hardoy.

Butterfly lounge chair by Jorge Ferrari Hardoy
Butterfly lounge chair by Jorge Ferrari Hardoy for Knoll, 1960s

Wassily Chair

Wassily Chair, and also known as the B3 chair model. This chair is the work of famous furniture designers Barcel Breuer in 1925-1926.

These chairs are available in types that can and can not be folded at first. This chair is a chair revolutionary in his day. The reason, the chair uses materials and manufacturing methods that are superior to most of the seats in the late 20’s.

Wassely chair designed by Marcel Breuer
Wassely chair designed by Marcel Breuer american architect-designer

This chair is made of seamless steel tubes with chrome finishing. Holder made of cow leather and available in black, brown, white and beige.

Globe or “Ball” Chair

One of the iconic works of furniture of this unique chair is; that this chair is shaped like a ball. This unique chair designed by famous furniture designers Eero Aarnio in 1963 has a “shell” fiber. Unlike the outside, the inside of the seat is comfortable. Well, since the beginning of production, up to date, the chair still looks modern and futuristic.

Globe or Ball chair by Eero Aarnio
Ball Chair for Kids by Eero Aarnio Ed. Adelta, 1963

Le Corbusier chaise longue

Le Corbusier chaise longue or Le Corbusier chaise lounge is a beautiful masterpiece designed in 1928 by famous furniture designers Le Corbusier, Prieere Jeanneret and Charlotte Perriand. Also, at the time this unique chair was made, the use of metal cylinders was definitely a remarkable innovation.

Le Corbusier chaise lounge

Details of this chair, with its elegant design, the chair is very popular. This chair is very comfortable and feels to this day and still remains a separate icon.

Other works of Le Corbusier is no less iconic LC2 armchair Petite Modele. Currently, only Cassina furniture-furniture that makes the work of Le Corbusier. Cassina is holding an official license for the production of the works of Le Corbusier.

Chair Swan “Swan Chair”

This chair is a chair and a sofa made by “Arne Jacobsen” in 1958. Arne Jacobsen’s chairs are made for the Radisson SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. As for now, this unique chairs are manufactured by Republic of Fritz Hansen.

Swan Chair by Arne Jacobsen
Swan Chair by Arne Jacobsen

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